Linux "equivalent" to freebsd

David Robillard david.robillard at
Sat Mar 3 20:48:36 UTC 2007

> If you have a (Free)BSD mindset and like your rc.conf but don't mind
> typing "pacman" instead of pkg_* or portupgrade -P * and you don't mind using
> something called ABS for src packages, which is like ports, only with a stage
> install before live-system install, then you may just like ArchLinux.

Yes, I agree with Danny. Arch Linux is as close to FreeBSD that you
can get with Linux. I don't run any core business services on it, but
a friend does run his webservers on it and so far he's happy.

Again, my 0.02 on this topic :)

David Robillard
UNIX systems administrator & Oracle DBA
CISSP, RHCE & Sun Certified Security Administrator
Montreal: +1 514 966 0122

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